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Toei Unveils ‘Harlock: Space Pirate’ in Venice

Although Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises got most of the coverage at the recent Venice Film Festival, another big Japanese feature was also screened at the global event. Directed ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki Says He’s Serious About Retirement

At a packed conference attended by over 600 journalists in Japan on Friday, animation icon Hayao Miyazaki, the Oscar-winning director of 11 popular features said he’s definitely ... Continue Reading →
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Question for the Week of September 2 2013

Now that we all know that the great Hayao Miyazaki is retiring, which movie do you think will be remembered as his best work? Spirited Away Princess Mononoke The Wind Rises My ... Continue Reading →
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New Reviews of Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’ Are In

Following the news about Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement, we tracked down some of the new reviews of his latest (and now possibly final movie) The Wind Rises, ... Continue Reading →
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Ghibli’s ‘Poppy Hill’ Tops Weekly Releases

Fans of Studio Ghibli’s lovingly hand-crafted 2D animation are in for a treat as Cinedigm releases Goro Miyazaki’s From Up on Poppy Hill on DVD ($29.95) and Blu-ray combo ... Continue Reading →
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It’s Official: Hayao Miyazaki Is Retiring

Beloved Japanese animation icon Hayao Miyazaki is retiring, according to Koji Hoshino, president of Studio Ghibli. The news was announced at the Venice Film Festival where the 72-year-old ... Continue Reading →
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Disney to Bring Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’ to N.A.

Walt Disney Studios has announced that it will be handling North American theatrical distribution of Studio Ghibli’s latest animated film, The Wind Rises, directed by toon legend ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki Recommends Anno for ‘Nausicaä’ Sequel

Animation icon Hayao Miyazaki says that’s he would like Hideaki Anno, the director of Neon Genesis Evangelion to direct the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind sequel, per Japanese ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’ to Screen at Toronto Fest

Hayao Miyazaki’s acclaimed new feature The Wind Rises has been added to the lineup for this year’s special presentations at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. The event, which ... Continue Reading →
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‘Castle in the Sky’ Telecast Causes New Twitter Record

Hayao Miyazaki’s 1986 feature Castle in the Sky is still able to cause a fan frenzy in Japan. On August 2, Twitter users in Japan set a new world record of 143,199 tweets per ... Continue Reading →